Alfred Stieglitz

BY: Elizabet Lopez

Biography of Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Stieglitz was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on the 1st of January in 1864 just before the end of the American Civil War. In his family he was the eldest child out of six children. As a child, he went to schools in America that didn’t challenge him and his family moved back to Germany to see if schools in Germany challenged him to do better. In 1882 he was first seen for photography when he was enrolled in Technische Hochschule in Berlin. He opened a gallery, which it was the first place to put paintings and photographs, named Little Galleries of the Photo Secession also known as Gallery 291. Alfred Stieglitz led the Pictorialist Movement which advocated the artistic legitmacy in the United States. Photographers like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston wouldn’t have become households names. One of his art pieces was a picture of the Steerage.

Impacted on Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Stieglitz impacted how photographers took pictures and he helped them improve their technology.
Alfred Stieglitz - A New Way of Seeing

Questions about movie

1. When he showed his exposure what did everyone do?

2. What did he say when people gave him negative comments about his blurry picture?